Kronborg Cup is an international football tournament for youth teams – the largest of its kind in Zealand – played every year in week 32 (first week of August).
Regardless of whether you coach girls’ or boys’ teams or play at A, B or C level, the Kronborg Cup has something for everyone. Since its inception in 2008, Kronborg Cup has been a training tournament based on good sports practices that prepares the participating teams for the autumn season. The individual teams and years play on the same football pitch throughout the weekend. The many matches are played on 50 well-maintained football pitches at Elsinore municipality’s football venues.
Kronborg Cup is the result of a partnership between eight local football clubs in Elsinore municipality: Borsholm Skibstrup IF, Espergærde IF, FREM Hellebæk, Helsingør IF, Hornbæk IF, Kvistgård IF, Snekkersten IF and Tikøb IF. The Kronborg Cup tournament is run exclusively by volunteers from the organising clubs, with help from local residents. In 2019 the team numbered 750 volunteers. The profits from Kronborg Cup are ploughed back into the youth departments of the clubs organising the tournament.
In 2008, the tournament’s first year, 20 teams took part and no teams were accommodated overnight. The following year the number of participating teams rose to 75, of which 12 were accommodated overnight – and Kronborg Cup has not looked back since! In 2009, 540 Danish and international teams took part, and approx. 2,300 players and officials were accommodated in town – a figure that makes Kronborg Cup the biggest sporting event in Elsinore municipality and Zealand’s biggest football tournament. In recent years, Kronborg Cup has welcomed teams from all over Denmark, the USA, England, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany.
Kronborg Cup is based on the ‘Healthy Eating’ concept, which means the sports facilities serve no sweets, fizzy drinks or French fries during the tournament. However, healthy, nutritious food and drinks are sold.
With Kronborg Castle as the backdrop, a spectacular opening event at Kulturhavnen in Elsinore will kickstart the competition. Music, entertainment and a variety of football competitions organised together with sponsors and business partners will make the day an unforgettable experience. The festivities will culminate with a huge procession through the historic streets of Elsinore for all participating teams from Denmark and abroad – a memorable experience for all Kronborg Cup participants.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!